Online Buzz: Boomers Returning to the Movies

Senior couple at the movies

America's seniors are filling movie theaters in record numbers, in part to watch Hollywood's mature actors reinvent themselves on the big screen. Who didn't get a little misty-eyed when Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher showed up in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"? The resurgence of 60-plus cinema stars is attracting box office dollars, and America's seniors are settling in with their buckets of popcorn.

While younger viewers take to their tablets and TV to download films, senior moviegoers enjoy their cinema experience in large part because they have the money and free time, and value getting out of the house.

Here are a few tips for an enjoyable trip to the multiplex:

  • Arrive early so you can choose seats that are most comfortable. Front-row seats may bother your neck. Seats too far back may be a challenge for your eyes.
  • Canes, walkers and wheelchairs are allowed in theaters. Plan around the steps to seats.
  • Be aware of safety exits and keep your cellphone silenced but near.
  • Spot the location of the nearest bathrooms and go easy on the extra-large sodas.
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